According to an investigative report by WBIR-TV, five Tennessee nursing home facilities are ranked in the top 20 worst in the country when it comes to inspection fines.
The news outlet reported that it reviewed “inspection reports and found three of the state’s most fined nursing homes are in East Tennessee, and inspectors even cited the facilities at fault for incidents that led to patient hospitalization.”
The data the station used came from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In its investigation, WBIR found that Tennessee currently has the highest average nursing home fine in the country, at $73,000 per fine, while some homes had fines totaling more than $500,000.
One nursing home, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation in Maryville, reportedly has $543,303 in fines and 28 deficiencies, including ‘level one harm,’ which means at least one resident was placed in immediate danger, according to WBIR.
What Should I Do If I My Loved One Is Injured in a Tennessee Nursing Home?
Nursing home abuse or neglect is unacceptable. Neglect or abuse can include things like inadequate staffing or a lack or care, which can lead to bedsores, slip and falls and mistakes in diets.
In most cases, residents rely on their facilities for medical care, dental care and shelter. So their safety and health should be a top priority.
If your loved one suffered abuse, neglect or death due to negligence while living in an assisted care facility, you can contact Nashville injury lawyer Stanley A. Davis. We will fight for your loved one, and help you obtain justice for their abuse or neglect.
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” – James 4:10